My brother just called and said that Mom sat in the chair for another half hour today - hated it, every single minute and let everyone know she hated it - but it was accomplished.
She's laughing out loud again, and cracking jokes. She's picking on Dad (a good sign, believe it or not) and she's talking in complete sentences a LOT which is more like her. She's complaining more - has the energy to do so. Part of the process, right?
The rehab center staff is doing an excellent job. Mom's doctor has done some fine tuning with the pain meds and other new orders that are helping a lot.
What an experience this is for us all!
Just thought I'd keep those of you praying and otherwise interested informed. A long way to go, but step by weary step we're getting there.